Monthly Archives: April 2011

My O’My, How Time Flies

2 months 1 year 2 years 3 years 4 years 5 years 6 years 7 years 8 years 9 years We love you Alex – Happy 9th Birthday!

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Master Calendar/Schedule

Since we have 5 people in our family we naturally have 673 things going on at any one time. While I have my personal calendar and Derek has his own, somehow we would still each miss recording events. This miscommunication … Continue reading

Posted in Alex, Andrew, art work, bargains, budget, calendar, caroline, crafts, decorations, family, house projects, husbands, organization, paper craft | 10 Comments


I just washed and dried my jeans. I hope I remember the Pillsbury Dough Boy feeling I am now experiencing when I have the bright idea to do that again.

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Get Your Play On has the most delightful playhouses. For me, there is nothing better than a toy which sparks a child’s imagination. I despise dislike electronic toys which kids tire of quickly. I can see hours of entertainment with these playhouses. The … Continue reading

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Hunting a Wabbit

Since it’s springtime we have an abundance of rabbits in our neighborhood. We often see them early in the morning munching away on the grass. While the kids love seeing the rabbits, I quite dislike the thousands of rabbit droppings … Continue reading

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Everyone has that person. It may be your neighbor, your in-law, or your boss. For me, it’s Carl. I mean, IT’S CARL! Carl works at our local post office behind the check out desk. When the need arises to mail … Continue reading

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IKEA Elephant Off My Back

Why is it projects always take 98% longer than you think they will? I bought this IKEA chair back in January. It was in the clearance section since it didn’t have a bottom. I picked it up and thought, “Great … Continue reading

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Good Intentions

Do you ever buy only healthy items at the grocery store but completely regret it once you come home and realize there’s nothing good to snack on? Sad….oh so sad.

Posted in budget, candy, food, meal ideas, menu planning, observations | 3 Comments

First Swim Back

On Wednesday morning I went to my first swim practice in more than a month. Only a few people knew I was pregnant but I was still nervous about seeing those people for the first time. I went anyway because … Continue reading

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